Turali lakes

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1997 100 individuals A1
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT passage 1998 1,000-5,000 individuals A1
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1998 300-500 individuals A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1997 50 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 1997 100 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Turali lakes. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.